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Funeral Grant

Funeral Grant is a one-time payment intended to assist with the funeral expenses of:

  • An insured person
  • The spouse of an insured person
  • A dependant child of an insured person up to the age of 16 (includes step and adopted children)

The Funeral Grant is paid to the individual who has met or is liable to meet the cost of the funeral of the deceased person.

The Funeral Grant claim form must be submitted along with the following:

  • An original bill/receipt fron the funeral agency
  • Death certificate of the deceased
  • Birth certificate (in the case of a child) 
  • Marriage certificate in the case of a spouse

The Funeral Grant is paid if at the time of death the insured person:

  • Was receiving a Sickness, Employment Injury or Maternity benefit or
  • Would have been entitled to receive a Sickness, Employment Injury or Maternity benefit but for the fact of death or
  • Had received or would have qualified to receive an Age, Invalidity or Disablement benefit

A Funeral Grant claim form must be completed and submitted to the National Insurance Scheme no later than SIX MONTHS after the death of the insured person.

Late claims may be disqualified unless exceptional circumstances prevented the claim from being made on time.